Chapel 50th Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christ College Symposium Lecture:
“The Shape of a New Era: Valparaiso’s Chapel of the Resurrection in Historical Context”

Dr. Gretchen Buggeln
6:30 p.m.
Harre Union Ballroom

The architect of Valparaiso’s Chapel of the Resurrection, Charles Stade, participated in an international conversation among architects and theologians about the proper style and form of religious buildings in modern communities. This presentation will examine the chapel in light of this architectural movement and consider its relationship to contemporary thought about the place of religion in the revolutionary post-World War II world.

Dr. Buggeln is the author of Temples of Grace: The Transformation of Connecticut’s Churches, 1790-1840 (2003). Her current book project is “Churches for Today: Modernism and Suburban Expansion in Post-WWII America,” which features Charles Stade as one of her principal subjects.

Reception to follow.




Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lectures in Youth and Family Ministries

9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Christopher Center, Community Room




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Anniversary Worship Service

10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The 50th Anniversary of the Chapel of the Resurrection festival worship service will feature elements drawn from the September 27, 1959 services of dedication. Rev. Daniel Brockopp, University Pastor Emeritus, will preside; and former University Associate Pastor Rev. David Kehret will preach. Special music will include the Alumni choir, Christopher M. Cock, director.

Reddel Memorial Organ Dedication Concert Encore

3 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

A faculty recital on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Reddel Memorial Organ Dedication Recital, featuring John P. Bernthal, John Brian George and Lorraine S. Brugh. The program replicates the organ dedication recital given at the Chapel of the Resurrection on September 27, 1959 by E. Power Biggs. (A service earlier that day had dedicated the chapel and the organ, as well as the pulpit, the west chapel window, and the campanile.) The program features works of Bernardo Pasquini, J. S. Bach, Cesar Franck, Paul Hindemith, and Marcel Dupré.

Bach Vespers

5 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Bach Cantata Vespers at the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels will be presented by the local chapters of American Choral Directors Association and American Guild of Organists.  




Friday, October 2, 2009

Chanticleer

8 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

This Grammy-winning men's a capella group from the west coast will be kicking off the Choral Concert Series with a fun and lively performance that shouldn't be missed! Chanticleer is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

$25 - Adults
$15 - Students & VU Students, Staff and Faculty with ID
Box office: 219-464-5162 or www.valpo.edu/vuca




Friday, October 9, 2009

Homecoming Hymn Sing

7 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

An annual tradition of singing familiar hymns with other alumni and friends at the Chapel, as part of Homecoming 2009.




Sunday, October 11, 2009

Worship at 10 a.m. in the Chapel with President Mark Heckler providing the day's message. Special music will include the Alumni choir, Christopher M. Cock, director. 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Martin Jean Organ Recital

3 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Martin Jean, Professor of Organ, Yale University, was formerly an associate professor and university organist at VU where he also directed the University Kantorei. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for non-VU students and senior citizens; VU students, faculty and staff admitted free with VU identification.




Saturday, October 24, 2009

Family Weekend Band Concert

7:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, conducted by Jeffrey Doebler ’87 Mus.M., associate professor of music, will perform. Admission is free.




Friday, November 6, 2009

Vienna Boys' Choir

7:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the world's most renowned boy's choirs. It has been established for more than 500 years and delighted audiences around the world. Best known for their exceedingly high vocal standards, the Vienna Boys’ Choir gives approximately 300 concerts annually across the globe.

$25 – Adults
$15 – Students & VU Students, Staff and Faculty with ID
Box office: 219-464-5162 or www.valpo.edu/vuca




Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Concert

7:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The Carol Festival is a seasonal celebration, which will feature classic Christmas carols. Performing groups will include Valparaiso University Chorale, conducted by Christopher M. Cock, Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Friesen-Carper, Chamber Concert Band conducted by Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Women's Chorus conducted by Maura Janton Cock and Men's Chorus conducted by Christopher M. Cock.

$15 – Adults
$10 – Seniors, Students
Free – VU Students, Staff and Faculty




Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Concert

5 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The Carol Festival is a seasonal celebration, which will feature classic Christmas carols. Performing groups will include Valparaiso University Chorale, conducted by Christopher M. Cock, Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Friesen-Carper, Chamber Concert Band conducted by Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Women's Chorus conducted by Maura Janton Cock and Men's Chorus conducted by Christopher M. Cock.

$15 – Adults
$10 – Seniors, Students
Free – VU Students, Staff and Faculty




Friday, December 11, 2009

Advent Christmas Vespers

7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

An evening of sciptural readings and special music for the Advent season, including a new choral work, “The Sky Can Still Remember,” commissioned for the Chapel’s 50th, by VU alumnus Russell Schulz Widmar, Professor of Worship, Seminary of the Southwest. There is no cost to attend, but seating cards are required for admission. Contact the Chapel office at 464-5093 after Nov. 2nd and specify which service you’d like to attend and how many seating cards are needed. In keeping with the Vespers, the artwork of Michelle Arnold will be shown in the Chapel from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18. Arnold also will serve as artist in residence at the Chapel Dec. 7-11.




Sunday, January 17, 2010

MLK Weekend Jazz Mass

10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Valpo alumnus J.D. Struckland, a Houston-based jazz composer and arranger, will lead a jazz setting of the liturgy in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., as a special part of the University’s annual observance of MLK Day.




Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK Day Convocation

10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection




Saturday, March 20, 2010

St. Matthew Passion

7 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

The monumental St. Matthew Passion is presented by the Bach Institute with guest conductor, Hermann Max, Music Director of the Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert and 2008 Recipient of the Bach Medal, awarded by the city of Leipzig, Germany. Valpo's own Christopher M. Cock will sing the Evangelist, a role for which he is known nationally and internationally. Valpo music faculty member Ralph Klapis will sing the role of Jesus. The Valparaiso University Chorale, Bach Choir, and VU Symphony Orchestra will serve as the performing forces, along with members of the Valpo Music faculty. Contact the VU Box Office for tickets (219) 464-5162.

$25 – Adults
$15 – Seniors, Students
Free – VU Students, Staff and Faculty




Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Festival Service

10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Festival of the Resurrection of Our Lord, with University Pastor, Rev. Darlene Grega, presiding. Choirs will provide special music and Holy Communion will be celebrated.




Monday, April 12, 2010

Institute for Liturgical Studies: Alumni Organ Recital

8 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Institute for Liturgical Studies: Truemper Memorial Concert

8 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

An evening of choral music, hymn singing and commentary on Christian life and death, featuring the VU Chorale, Dr. Christopher Cock, conductor, with commentary by Susan Cherwien. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors and students.




Sunday, May 2, 2010

Outdoor Worship Service

10am
Resurrection Meadow

The final celebration of the Chapel’s 50th Anniversary year will take place outside in Resurrection Meadow, featuring a wide variety of musical groups associated with the Chapel and its ministry.

Mahler Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

3 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Featuring the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dennis Friesen-Carper. The work will serve as a culminating event. Symphony No. 2 is a landmark work in the history of any professional or university performing community, and its choral finale is one of the most thrilling and deeply moving moments in the symphonic repertoire. The performance will feature 250 performers that are made up of current Valpo students, faculty, alumni, and professional musicians from the NW Indiana and Chicago land community.

$25 – Adults
$15 – Seniors, Students
Free – VU Students, Staff and Faculty